Il Pagliaccio, two Michelin stars, has been an institution of quality in Rome since 2003. The name, inspired by a painting given to the chef, Anthony Genovese, by his mother, represent the metamorphic nature of the circus figure, who changes his character as he would change his clothes, capable of making people smile or move.
As soon as you enter inside the restaurant you notice the curated interior design that eliminates the superfluous and recovers essentiality: the tablecloths disappear and the tables are naked, the lighting is contained and suffused, with seats that become experiential islands.
The menu curated by chef Genovese, and supported by Chef Francesco Di Lorenzo, has been reinterpreted and transformed and is now more mature and experienced. Only three dishes per course which are the apex and extreme synthesis of Genovese’s cuisine, as well as the Pagliaccio tasting menus: Circus (10 courses), Charivari (8 courses), Intermezzo (3 courses – lunch only). The dishes and the order of the courses change every time, depending on the path in which the chef wants to guide his guests, built on their needs and personalities. This is how at Il Pagliaccio every dish turns is a surprise, waiting to discover the next one.
The food has Mediterranean roots, divided between France and Italy, and the menus express the creativity and experience of a lifetime. A cuisine that embraces the chef’s world in a fusion of flavours and aromas.
Via dei Banchi Vecchi, 129/a, 00186 Roma
Lunedì – Mercoledì: 19:30 / 22:00
Giovedì – Sabato: 12:00 / 14:00 19:30 / 22:00